Presented by: Mark Cooper, Group R&D Manager at Scott Bader

As many companies have found, moving to a best practice Stage-Gate® process to enhance product development can be a daunting challenge. And simply implementing a software system is not enough. A host of other factors, including process design, training, communication and the willingness to adapt and evolve are critical to determining whether such improvement initiatives succeeds or fail.

This session explores Scott Bader's journey in automating its product development process.

By viewing this online event you will learn:

  • How Scott Bader customized the Stage-Gate process model to fit its unique needs, while maintaining best practices.
  • How this model has evolved since the initial implementation
  • How adoption of an automated process has improved product development decision making
  • Key challenges that Scott Bader overcame in the implementation of its process improvements, and the challenges that remain. Sopheon’s portfolio management software provides easy-to-use tools and proven best practices to assist you in building your organization’s product innovation portfolio around the projects that have the greatest value.

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About the Presenter

Mark Cooper

Mark CooperGroup R&D Manager at Scott Bader
Mark is Group R&D Manger at Scott Bader. During his 19 years with the company, Mark has held a number of positions within the R&D and business development teams. He played a key role during Scott Bader’s enhancement of its innovation efforts with the development and implementation of an automated product development process. Scott Bader - Established in 1921, Scott Bader Company Limited is a multinational chemical company, manufacturing and distributing synthetic resins and polymers for applications in marine, land transportation, building and construction, adhesives, surface coatings and textile markets. Scott Bader’s headquarters is based in the UK where they have purpose-built, state-of-the-art technical facilities that provide R & D as well as complete evaluation, testing and application support. They have manufacturing facilities in the UK, France, Croatia, The Middle East and South Africa. Stage-Gate® is a registered trademark of the Product Development Institute Inc.
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